Friday, 30 October 2015

Sideloading supermarkets

Suppose that there were a problem with kids drinking in a supermarket parking lot in Wellington.

Among the things that the police can already do about it:
Instead, the police are opposing the supermarket's liquor licence renewal. 

I suppose that eventually having a ban on all downtown alcohol sales barring pricey craft beers could help the police to keep their rostering costs down

* The default in NZ is that you are allowed to drink in public unless there is a ban in place on open liquor in those specific public places.

** The story notes that the police did have one blitz on public drinking in that supermarket. I doubt it would take many of these to stop the problem.

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